Week 5 we took part in assisting Law enforcement helping patrol at the Bunker Hill Parade. Also we had a day with the Public Affairs Officer, Sean Hennessey, and learned thoroughly about his tasks and different roles at the park. Additionally, Mr. Hennessey gave us an extensive tour of Boston and took us to other Park Service sites in the Boston area such as, John F. Kennedy Birthplace, and Olmstead. In the middle of the week we were sent to Minuteman National Historical Park to work with their law-enforcement rangers in ride-along status and also with foot-patrol. The week topped off with us going to Court with the rangers, and seeing a live case, as well as having dispatch training.
|Wayne (left) and Mark (Right) in front of the Minute Man Statue|
|Wayne Looking a Piping Plover Nest Found at Cape Cod|
|Mark on Back Trail at Cape Cod|
|Textile Factory at Lowell|
And then there was week 7. During week 7 we worked with the law-enforcement day shift, helping to fix barricades and place barricades for the upcoming Harborfest celebration. In addition to these tasks we were given a presentation on "Use of Force" by our supervisor, informing us on the proper ways to use force, and the supporting Supreme Court cases and laws governing the use of force. After we then did a cover and concealment course set-up by our Supervisor, for us to move from cover to cover and hit can targets with Air soft guns. Later in the week, we did mock vehicle stops by the side of the law enforcement office, where our supervisor taught us calling in vehicles, how to approach the vehicle, and handling whatever the situation may be when making the contact of the vehicle operator. After this introduction, our supervisor created scenarios placing one of us in the unmarked car in front of us, and the other in the patrol vehicle, and we proceeded to do the different scenarios while being critiqued on our actions by our supervisory ranger. And now before this blog ends, there is just one more thing... the pictures from week seven!
|Mark Fixing a Barricade|
|Wayne Putting a Boot on a Vehicle|
|Mark before beginning the Air Soft Cover and Concealment Exercise|
|Wayne During the Cover Concealment Exercise|